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the new president of iran is to be sworn in within the hour. hassan rowhani he is expected to outline his vision for the country's future with an address. he met with clerics on sunday. the country, embroiled in a civil war, is the only ally of iran. a big job ahead at the moment for a new bill with sanctions working its way through the u.s. congress, politicians want to punish iran for its nuclear program but the white house is concerned the the new sanctions are badly timed. sanctions go ahead it would strengthen the existing embargoes. cutu.s. is hoping to exports by 1 million barrels per year. sanctions previously put in place by the u.s., un, and other nations, have frozen the assets of the run-in central bank, banning financial transactions. there are tough penalties as well for countries and institutions that continue to trade with iran. live for us from tehran, lot of challenges their for the new president, not the least of which are economic. right, there is a long, long list of challenges with high expectations to go along with that. the iranian people voted for change, that is
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
" he doesn't aspire for authority. >> iran has a new president, hassan rohani, who has officially replaced mahmoud ahmadinejad. nearly two months after the ballot the new iranian president promised he would try his best to elevate iran's position and lift international sanctions. he is set to take the oath in parliament on sunday. >> the official seal of approval from supreme leader ali khamenei was endorsed by iran's highest authority saturday, taking office the country's new president and succeeding mahmoud ahmadinejad. speaking of the ceremony, rohani's watch word was moderation. >> the country is in need of national resolve. the distance of extremism and policymaking in governments and focuses on the rule of law and upholding the law. the dialogue and plan that was set out during the elections and received a majority vote was this -- moderation and tolerance. >> among the challenges rohani now faces is the issue of political prisoners. at least 800 are currently behind bars for challenging the country's leadership, including prominent opposition figure masavi. human rights act
gunman major hassan. hassan is accused of opening fire on soldiers at the ft. hood military base in texas in november of 2009. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded thursday, the 95th pga starts in rochester, new york. phil mickelson fresh off the british open win will be there with tiger woods. we'll have live updates throughout the championship so stay with us. on friday, it's the ultimate disney fan event. the d 23 expo is happening in anaheim, california. thousands of fans go there to meet disney stars and get behind the scenes details of their favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do
in the rampage. >>> new this morning, iran's new president took the oath of office. hassan rouhani was sworn in, in a ceremony shown live on iranian tv. foreign dictators attended for the first time since the islamic revolution in 1979. >>> russian and chinese soldiers are running joint anti- terrorism drills dubbed peace 2013. security forces are participating in exercises in russia's mountain region. troops are training by simulating combat and battle planning. >>> and president obama is spending his birthday today celebrating with family and friends at camp david. before he took off, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 embassies to close today. the white house officials say he will continue to be updated throughout the weekend. by the way, the president turns 52. >>> the message from tens of thousands of bart riders? make a deal, today! >>> our kpix 5 poll on who is making a better case, the unions or bart managers. >>> and they're gloomy looking on the outside but bright on the inside. the message behind the darkness of these so-called depression kits. >>> and fog and
and consulates. also in the news, hassan roman -- rouhani has taken the oath of office. the new president of iran. it might lead to making a ran less isolated. representatives from her or -- from more than 50 countries -- making iran less isolated. representatives from more than 50 countries attended his swearing-in. ? >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about the suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit.we ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i had little antenna. they told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> there is so much influence in that office. it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies, a lot of them were writers. they wrote books. >> they are, in many cases, more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they ar
for you. they're swearing in their new president this week. hassan rowhani promising more. today the white house said it is willing to work with iran to find a peaceful solution over its contentious nuclear program. now, there's been a lot of talk about this new president as being someone who's more moderate, but religious clerics holding the real power in tehran who endorsed him, the question is whether or not he'll actually be able to act independently of them. could real progress be made? joining us is dan gillimam. good morning, ambassador. let's get right to it. what's your impression of this new president? >> good morning, jamie. well, you know, my impression is that there's a new guy in town, but that new guy is just a puppet on the string of those extreme fundamentalists/clerics who have ruled iran for decades and made it into the world's main harbor, perpetrator, silencer of terror. iran wants to rule the muslim world. it wants to rule it by terrorizing civilization as we know it and therefore i think that we shouldn't be in anyway confused byf the rhetoric. the real rulers are ex
negotiator. as of this week, he is iran's president. hassan rouhani. but what kind of president will he be? is he as moderate as his words suggest? i have two certificates. hamid debaabashi is at columbia university and nicholas burns is a professor at harvard and former undersecretary of state of the united states. professor dabashi, what did you make of rouhani's "time" magazine article? did it suggest that you that he for one thinks that while iran should have a nuclear energy program, he's absolutely against any kind of weaponization of that program? >> as you know, fareed, no politician, no statesman can be -- can be looked at only on the surface of what he says. there must be measures of checking him and making sure what he says are verifiable within international confinements, but there's no reason to believe that he goes out of his way to publish an article in "time" magazine in which he commits -- if you go down the article, in fact there is nothing other than committing to iran to transparency in multiple number of ways. on the surface, this article has to be taken seriously. as
is hassan rouhani. already suggested reforms including freeing up the internet access and also eliminating the segregation of women and he was warmly endorsed by the supreme leader on saturday when both men said the way forward for iran is through moderation, not extremism. but the real question is will this new president mean that iran with its economy withering under tough international sanctions be more willing to negotiate giving up some of its nuclear am bigs? that is the change the u.s. will be looking for. now back to you. >> all right, nbc's ann curry, thanks so much. >>> seeing congress through the eyes of google glass here from an nbc news producer about what it was like to wear them in the hallowed halls. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why the internet needs a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this going to be big. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the us
president. this weekend, hassan rowhani became the seventh president of the islamic republic after taking the highest percentage of vote in june. he is seen as a moderate politician and has a reputation for avoiding extreme positions. >>> sex scandals and politics seem to go hand in hand, and it turns out, anywhere in the world. >> okay, so, you see silvio berlusconi and think what, bunninga bunninga, right? you see anthony weiner, you think sexting. and san diego's mayor filner? what's next? he's a hugger. >> i think of the headlock. as he says, he's a hugger. well, nadia bilchik is joining us now to discuss select start with silvio berlusconi. where do you start? >> well, let's start with the fact that over the last 25 years, he's had over 20 trials. and for the first time ever on thursday, he has definitive sentence. and it's amazing because he's had everything from elicit sex with underaged women -- remember ruby, the heartbreaker, and the bunga bunga dancing and corruption charges? but for the first time ever, he has a four-year sentence. >> the idea that you can have 30 trials over
thoughts, a hero survivor of the attack, sergeant manning shot several times by hassan. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> in your view, does this basically settle the question of whether or not this was terrorism? >> i think that it does. also i think the government has known this even prior to the shooting. i hope that they now that it's out and that they basically can't suppress it they will classify it as a terrorist attack. >> this guy who has received $300,000 in government pay while in jail, this guy, hasan, didn't keep his radical views to himself. they were known to the government, weren't they? >> yes. even as far back as 2007, his peers and co-workers knew that he was radicalized and knew he had some pretty extreme views. obviously the fbi had intercepted e-mails between him and anwar al awlaki. >> and they did what about it? >> absolutely nothing. according to the report, they said it was politically sensitive and refused to interview him or tell the army about it, which hasan was a commissioned officer so he had security clearance. of course he has access to classified in
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